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STANLEY "STAN" CHARLES FEIL

Stanley "Stan" Charles Feil of Magalia, passed away on December 22, 2009 at Hospice House in Paradise following a lengthy battle with lung cancer and COPD. A third generation Californian, Stan was born February 25, 1923 and raised on a table-grape farm in Sacramento County. His maternal ancestors came to Sacramento by wagon train in the 1850's followed by his paternal ancestors in the 1870's.

After graduation from Elk Grove High School, he attended Sacramento City College for one year before being drafted into military service. He trained to be an electrical instrument tech in the Army Air Corps and then entered the Army Specialization Training program. After three semesters of basic engineering at Princeton University in New Jersey, the program was terminated; he was then sent to field artillery as a target plotter for 55 mm Howitzers. The Air Corps retrieved him back and shipped him overseas where he served as an aircraft and engine mechanic in the 1304th Air Transport Command at Barrackpore, near Calcutta, India.

Discharged in 1946, he went to work for United Airlines in South San Francisco but didn't care for the Bay area so returned to Sacramento and went to work for Pacific Bell. He met and married his second wife, Carllene, while both were working In the Outside Plant Engineer department. In 1987 Stan retired as a facilities administrator after 40-1/2 years of service.

While raising his children, he served as PTA president, co-chair of the Campground Committee Campfire Girls of America, and as a Little League manager.

He played golf with a passion for many years until declining health interfered. Spending time with family, reading, listening to Dixieland and Ragtime music, and traveling were his favorite pastimes. He and Carllene visited every state except Hawaii and all the National Parks accessible by automobile. Before moving to Magalia in 1989, they were volunteer workers for the annual Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society Jubilee.

Stan joined SIRS 82 in 1990 and served on the House and Luncheon Committee for three years. He was also a member of China Burma India Veterans Association (disbanded in 2005) and Retired Telephone Pioneers.

Stan was predeceased by his parents, Charles B. Feil and Olive Ruth Hanlon and granddaughter, Sheila Scott.

He's survived by the love of his life and wife of 25 years, Carllene Marek He leaves behind many fond memories in the hearts of his children, Megan Fell, Tacoma, WA; Nola Minerva (Johnnie), Yuba City, CA, Ramona Guy, Marysville, CA, Stuart Feil, Mountlake Terrace, WA, Stacey Dinwiddie (Bryan), Litchfield, Maine and step-children, Don Williams (Susan), Athena, OR; June Williams and Connie Lewis both of Auburn, CA.

He also leaves seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Norma Drake (Gerry Long) and nephews, Rod (Brooke) Drake and Mark (Esperanza) Drake.

According to Stan's wishes, his remains were cremated and will be scattered. A celebration of his life will be held later. Rose Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Paradise Hospice, 1289 Billie Rd., Paradise, 95969 or to the charity of your choice.

Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Dec. 25, 2009
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